FAQ about Tarot

Frequently asked questions

Tarot cards have been around for centuries, and they continue to be a popular tool for divination and self-discovery. In this blog post, we will explore how tarot cards work, their history, ethics, the percentages of a tarot card reading ever being the same, how accurate readings are, and why readings have become so popular.

How Tarot Cards Work
Tarot cards work by tapping into the collective unconscious, a concept first introduced by Carl Jung. The cards are believed to represent different archetypes and symbols that are present in the human psyche. During a tarot reading, the reader shuffles the deck and draws cards in a specific layout, or spread, to gain insight into a person’s current situation or future events.

History of Tarot Cards
Tarot cards were originally used for playing games, and it wasn’t until the late 18th century that they were adopted for divinatory purposes. The first known tarot deck was created in the mid-15th century in Italy, and over time, different variations of the deck emerged. The most popular tarot deck today is the Rider-Waite deck, created in the early 20th century.

Ethics of Tarot Readings
Tarot readings should always be conducted with the utmost respect for the person seeking guidance. The reader should be honest and transparent about their intentions and should never use the cards to manipulate or exploit the person. It’s also important to remember that tarot cards are not a substitute for professional medical or legal advice.

Colin Anthony has a very strong Ethical Policy (read it here), therefore, he will always review your question. Colin retains the right to refuse to read on a particular topic (e.g. health, legal matters, third party readings, etc.). If an alternate question cannot be agreed, your payment will be refunded.

The Tarot is simply not the tool for questions such as:

  • When something will happen
  • Will something happen
  • Names or initials of people
  • Yes or no (it’s a 50/50 chance right?)

This is NOT how Tarot cards work. If someone tells you otherwise, they are highly likely faking it, be careful!

Percentages of Tarot Readings Ever Being the Same
It’s highly unlikely that two tarot readings will ever be exactly the same. Even if the same person receives multiple readings on the same day, the cards drawn and their interpretations will likely be different. This is because tarot cards are influenced by the person’s energy and the energy of the universe at the time of the reading.

The probability of a shuffled pack of 78 tarot cards ever being replicated is virtually impossible due to the number of possible combinations. With 78 cards in the deck, the number of possible orderings of the cards is 78 factorial, which is a number so large that it’s difficult to even comprehend (approximately 8.0658 x 10^115). This means that the likelihood of two shuffled decks of tarot cards ever being exactly the same is extremely low, making each reading a unique and personalised experience.

Accuracy of Tarot Readings
The accuracy of tarot readings varies from person to person and from reader to reader. Some people swear by the accuracy of tarot readings, while others are more skeptical. It’s important to keep in mind that tarot readings are not meant to predict the future with certainty, but rather to offer guidance and insight into a person’s current situation.

Tarot is not a party trick or a magic effect, where you cross palms with silver and then a little old man or woman, sits there and reveals things about you and tells you about a tall dark stranger coming into your life. If you want that, please visit your local fair ground and visit a fortune teller.

Instead, the Tarot helps you to connect to a deeper you, makes your inner thoughts resonate clearly and awakens your inner guide… This is truly magical when it happens.

Tarot doesn’t predict the future, instead it gives you guidance to create the future you actually want!

Colin often receives intuitive/psychic information while reading and he will tell you when he does and it is kept separate from the actual card reading, then it is down to you to make use of this information if and when it occurs.

Why Tarot Readings Have Become Popular
Tarot readings have become increasingly popular in recent years, as people seek guidance and answers to life’s big questions. Many people turn to tarot readings as a form of self-discovery and personal growth. Tarot readings can also provide comfort and validation during difficult times.

Is there anything else I should know?
Colin is a very open and honest, sometimes psychic. You should be warned that Colin will always deliver a reading, the way it is intended. This sometimes means he may reveal things in that cards that you may find very useful and enlightening.

Other times you may find that what the cards are revealing may be difficult for you and could get you emotional. If you are not ready to hear the honesty which the Tarot brings, you should avoid getting a reading. Also, strangely, due to the level at which the British government regards psychics, we are obligated under UK law to inform you that these services are for entertainment only, and they do not constitute advice. A bit of a paradox I know! But it is what it is.

In conclusion, tarot cards are a powerful tool for divination and self-discovery. While the accuracy of tarot readings may vary, they can offer guidance and insight into a person’s current situation or future events. As long as tarot readings are conducted with respect and integrity, they can be a valuable resource for anyone seeking answers to life’s big questions.

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